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Obama lays down new challenge on jobs

DETROIT, Michigan — A fired-up US President Barack Obama Monday bluntly told Republicans to “show us what you got,” stiffening his rhetoric ahead of his pivotal national address on jobs later this week. Obama, seeking to restart stalled US job creation, revive the economy and his own tumbling political fortunes,…

Rep. Paul Ryan won’t rule out run for vice president

Although Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) has ruled out running for president in 2012, on Sunday he suggested he would be open to running as vice president. Ryan told local news station FOX6 that he refused to run for president because he has three young children, but would consider running for…

More U.S. workers dissatisfied with health care benefits, promotions

Three years after the global economic collapse, American workers are less optimistic about their job prospects and working benefits. According to a new Gallup poll, there’s an increase in Americans upset over both their chance to get promoted and their health care benefits at work. 26% of Americans were dissatisfied with their…

Dennis Kucinich calls for Ohio union busting bill to be ‘crushed’

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) called for the repeal of Senate Bill 5 on Monday during a speech at the AFL-CIO Labor Day Parade in Parma Heights, OH. “Senate Bill 5 needs to be defeated,” he said. “But not just defeated, it needs to be crushed.” The new law restricts the…

WATCH LIVE: GOP candidates appear at South Carolina forum

Several Republican presidential candidates were scheduled to appear at the Palmetto Freedom Forum in South Carolina Monday. Watch this live video. Free desktop streaming application by Ustream…

World is safer 10 years after 9/11: EU, NATO

The world is safer today than in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks on the United States, with global terror groups weaker than 10 years ago, senior EU and NATO officials said Monday. A decade after Al-Qaeda traumatised the United States, the terror network has lost its leader, Osama…

LIVE: Pres. Obama speaks in Detroit on Labor Day

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Rocker Billy Bragg appears on Democracy Now

Renowned British rocker Billy Bragg appeared on Democracy Now Labor Day morning and talked about labor strikes and the Murdoch phone hacking scandal in his country. Watch: Video is from Democracy Now, which aired on September 5, 2011.…

Rocker Billy Bragg appears on Democracy Now

Renowned British rocker Billy Bragg appeared on Democracy Now Labor Day morning and talked about labor strikes and the Murdoch phone hacking scandal in his country. Watch: Video is from Democracy Now, which aired on September 5, 2011.…

Perry’s gun control policy: ‘Use both hands’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry delighted a conservative audience in South Carolina Monday with his simple stance on gun control legislation. “Honestly, the next question is so easy that I don’t even want to ask it,” event host Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC) told Perry. “Are you for gun control?” “I…

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